Dear Carolinas Council Members,
It is my pleasure to be your IMA Carolinas Council President for this upcoming year. I have much work ahead of me to keep up with the good actions performed by our past presidents. Last year, the council was awarded the Council Award of Excellence for 2016-2017 again thanks in large part for Anita Sims leading us down another successful year. But none of our successes would be possible without the efforts of all our council board members and their committees. In addition, Jamie Long and Mike Billings put on a fantastic Spring Conference that had the highest attendance ever as well as a few more sponsors. One of my goals for this year is to try to surpass our attendance and with the efforts of Glenda Sparnell and George Walter, I have no doubt that we can achieve this.
For this year, we want to keep refining our purpose supporting the professional and student members. Our scholarship committee will be providing two scholarships again this year; therefore, students get your pens ready so we can recognize your accomplishments. As said above, Glenda and George have begun working on your 2018 Spring Conference (April 27 and 28) at the Myrtle Beach Hilton and I have faith that this will be another successful conference.
Our regional council meetings this year will be held in Raleigh (Oct 21), Asheville (Feb 24), and Myrtle Beach (Apr 28). Each council meeting will be after an 8 hour (Raleigh and Asheville) or a 16 hour (Myrtle Beach) CPE session. Hope to see you there.
I am always available for your questions and concerns.
Jill L Blondo
2017-2018 Carolinas Council President
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